Irritants Online

Everything is irritating me this last week.

I search a lot of recipes. Mostly just for fun, occasionally I’ll twist them until three are unrecognizable and make them. What I never do is watch them on video. Stop with the YouTube Recipes! Write the damn thing down!

If you have a food and or nutrition blog/instagram/facebook stop showing me pictures of you in skimpy clothes. Show me you holding the printed recipe!

Okay – here’s the touchy one.

If I see these four things in the same day on your social media just know that it is taking every part of me not to throw up a big meme;

  1. Michael Vick shouldn’t be free because he abused animals
  2. A picture of a rescue dog / cat in terrible shape
  3. A snuggled picture of you and your amazing most perfect love of your life dog
  4. A picture of the amazing steak dinner you had to celebrate something.

I try really hard not to go around telling everyone you shouldn’t eat meat because of the cruelty we inflict on the animals in our factory farming of animals. I do not post pictures of it, and I rarely post links to articles about it. So stop constantly telling me how much you hate people who are cruel to animals if you are still eating meat that came from horrific circumstances. Limit yourself to hypocrisy once a week or so. Or maybe put a disclaimer? “I hate cruelty to Cats & Dogs but all the other animals are fair game for torture”.
I truly do believe it’s your choice. I don’t think less of people who choose to eat meat. I use to eat meat. I just think less of people who so loudly and relentlessly show their hypocrisy.

Thanks! I feel better now! I really need some sugar. Like a giant cookie or a whole cake. Maybe I’ll start with something to drink and see if I can remove the craving.

Oops – also – all images are just randomly grabbed from the internet, I did not make any of these!


  • Cheri Monsen

    December 15, 2019 at 5:53 pm Reply

    Sing it my friend!! I totally agree with you. And who does youtube recipes!! How in heaven’s name are you supposed to follow that!! Cooking is not a video game! Write the recipe down!!

  • Mary Beth

    December 15, 2019 at 7:33 pm Reply

    I am not a huge fan of recipe videos but sometimes it helps if there is a technique that I am not familiar with in the video. Plus I have the sense that they make more money from us watching a video than reading their recipe online.

    I hope you found some tasty sweet treat.

    • tlm0000

      December 15, 2019 at 8:13 pm Reply

      Agreed for technique! I just don’t like watching video’s. I like to print out a recipe and put it in my great big book of things I’ll probably never make,. 😉

  • Susan Joos

    December 21, 2021 at 3:47 pm Reply

    I like it best when they give me the option to jump directly to the recipe. Sometimes I like to see a video if I have particular questions, especially concerning technique, but I don’t always have the time or inclination to wade through a video, especially the ones that seem deliberately dragged out to shove more ads in front of eyeballs.

    The vegan/love of animals thing can be difficult. I have always admired your pure stance on this. I am probably firmly grouped with your definition of hypocrite. I have seen your post about this before, and it makes me sad. I always said if I lived on a farm, I would have a terrible time.

    • Tracy

      December 22, 2021 at 2:21 pm Reply

      I just ran across one of those recipes yesterday and then when I finally found the recipe in print there was a pop up ad that I could not get rid of blocking it!
      I love the phrase “pure stance”. 🙂 I always think it’s kind of weird. My husband is a “anyone who eats living creatures is a murdered person” and I really have no problem with other people eating meat. You know you’re out living in the forest and are hungry? Do what you gotta do. Just for me, something weird clicked in my brain and said stop eating suffering it hurts you, and that was it.
      And now we can also see that I cranky this week every year! Must be the winter solstice.

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